The Sunshine Coast’s
Best Kept Secret


An iconic destination for visitors and locals nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland just minutes from Montville.

Our secluded retreat offers a unique escape from the everyday hustle & bustle.

We welcome both day-visitors to our award-winning café and restaurant and in-house guests to our luxury treehouse accommodation to rejuvenate amongst the rainforest and take in the stunning views of Lake Baroon.

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Luxury Treehouses

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The Nest

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Studio Apartments

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Whistle Stop Cabin


Secrets is a stunning venue in an idyllic setting and has been the backdrop for countless love stories.

From magical proposals through to the elegant wedding day, romantic honeymoon experience and anniversaries. Our experienced event coordinators will skilfully craft a tailored and unforgettable experience for all of life’s special moments.


Refined dining & breathtaking views; welcoming locals and guests from afar. 

Indulge in our carefully curated menu amidst panoramic views of Lake Baroon. We invite you to experience the al fresco ambience of the rainforest at our award-winning restaurant Dining on the Deck open Tuesday to Sunday. 


Our Story

In 1984 George & Aldy Johnston were living in Baroon Pocket, on a farm that was bordered by the beautiful Obi Obi creek farming kiwi fruit and growing fields of watermelons, tomatoes and peas. 

They had big dreams to create creekside cabins for visitors to enjoy, however their plans were sidelined when their land was resumed to build what is now Lake Baroon, a $40 million dollar project that now provides water to the Caloundra and Maroochy Shires. George and Aldy’s original 3 bedroom home build from a silo is still located in the middle of the dam, although we can’t vouch for how intact it still is! 

Their plans were only put on hold momentarily before in YEAR their good friend and neighbor Steve Weiss offered to sell them the land that is now known to be Secrets on the Lake. 

After a lot of dreaming, planning and hardwork Secrets was initially openeed in 1997 with the reception 

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Rated 4.6 Stars By 1,780 Clients.

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Andrea MerrickAndrea Merrick
00:11 11 Feb 24
We can't tell you of our experience at Secrets, it was wonderful and uniquely personal with memories we will always treasure. But we can tell you, it's everything your imagination has dreamed of for a romantic, magical stay away from reality 💖 Enzo and Andrea
Liliya DutchakLiliya Dutchak
23:52 08 Feb 24
Paul de GrootPaul de Groot
04:51 07 Feb 24
Nice picnic place
matt francismatt francis
01:59 05 Feb 24
Amazing place to stayWillBe going back
Richard KellyRichard Kelly
07:02 02 Feb 24
Have stayed multiple times over many years, and the experience never lets us down! It is our go to place to get away. Cannot recommend highly enough. George & Aldy are remarkable hosts, and have created something very special.
Kira KolanskiKira Kolanski
06:48 02 Feb 24
Secrets on the Lake is by far the most romantic spot my partner and I have ever stayed! We have stayed several times over the past few years, and it never disappoints. I can't wait to come back in winter and cosy up not only in the private spa but by the fireplace!
Linda BucciLinda Bucci
06:02 02 Feb 24
What can I say about Secrets on the Lake? Well, the staff are exceptional, they catered to every need with a smile. The accommodation is so unique, allowing you to unwind and listen to nature. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Ashley MAshley M
05:13 02 Feb 24
We married at secrets on the lake in 2016 after falling in love with it. Each year we make the pilgrimage back to our secret special place and are always greeted with the same beautiful hospitality, food and atmosphere. Secrets truly is a little bit of heaven on earth
Madison MerilloMadison Merillo
05:05 02 Feb 24
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at secrets for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Being a builder he was so intrigued by all of the wood carvings and beautiful architecture. The staff were so accomodating and with a fresh breakfast delivered daily who could say no to coming here!So stunning, we will definitely be back!